Libraries to no longer provide proctoring
With the loss of more than 95 positions since 2008, the need to maintain other services that benefit a broader clientele and the fact that several other organizations in the community offer proctoring services, the Library Director recommended to the Library Board of Trustees that WCLS no longer provide proctoring.
Mayor Cashell to speak at TMCC’s “College for a Day” event
RENO — On Wednesday, TMCC’s Adult Basic Education Program will host its “College for a Day” event welcoming keynote speaker, Reno Mayor Bob Cashell at 6:30 p.m. at the V. James Eardley Student Center at TMCC.
“College for a Day” was developed to increase the aspirations and readiness of students studying in the TMCC Adult Basic Education Program’s General Education Development (GED) or English as a Second Language (ESL) programs for post-secon...
‘Like’ Umpqua’s Facebook Page to raise money for local schools
PORTLAND, Ore. — In time for back-to-school on Saturday, Umpqua Bank is offering families a simple way to give back to schools with the launch of its Give Back to School Fund. Beginning Friday, Umpqua will add $1 to the fund for every new Like on its Facebook page. The fund will provide grants to K-12 schools in Oregon, Washington, California and Nevada.
After Liking Umpqua’s Facebook page, fans are encouraged to nominate their school to recei...
Back to school supply shopping to benefit United Way
RENO — This year when parents and guardians shop for back-to-school supplies for their children, they have the opportunity to support the northern Nevada community. United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) has partnered with It’s My Community Store, an online store of school, office, printer and technology supplies. When shopping for these supplies at itsmycommunitystore.com, 10 percent of the total purchase will go to UWNNS who in...
National WWII Museum names Nevada winner of ‘Salute to Freed...
NEW ORLEANS — Taylor Stuard, an 8th-grade student from Sparks, has been named one of The National World War II Museum’s “Salute to Freedom” award winners and will be one of 51 students nationwide to travel to New Orleans to participate in the grand opening of the museum’s new U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, in January.
The contest, made possible by the museum’s unique partnership with the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Cont...